CNBC—TV18 in association with Overdrive and ICICI Bank Car Loans have announced the most comprehensive awards in the automotive sector on Tuesday, January 04, 2011.
The 11th edition of the CNBC-TV18 Overdrive Awards 2011 had honored all of the India’s automobile champions.
The Toyota Etios and the Hero Honda Twister have been announced as the Car and Bike of the Year at the awards ceremony.
The awards aimed at making green technology available for the Indian auto industry in the days to come to reduce the carbon emissions of the cars and bikes and look at conserving the environment.
No wonder the automobile manufacturers are under pressure to make vehicles that comply with reducing the carbon footprint.
The CNBC-TV18 Overdrive Awards 2011 had emphasized the need for the green technology.
Glitterati at the awards function included:
Rajeev Bajaj, President, Bajaj Automobiles
Hiroshi Nakagawa, MD, TKM
R. C. Bhargava, Chairman, MSIL
Kiran Bedi, social activist and retired IPS officer
Capt. Gopinath, Founder, Deccan 360
Dia Mirza and Dino Morea the celebrities from Bollywood
Dinesh Kumar and Prasoon Joshi both have lifted India’s name to glory at the CWG and the Asiad.
According to Anil Uniyal, the CEO CNBC-TV18 and the CNBC AWAAZ, the CNBC-TV18 Overdrive Awards have established a standard for excellence in automotive sector in India. With every passing year, the awards team introduces new categories so even the conglomerates that have set themselves as example in the automotive engineering are recognized and honored.
Following is the list of 11th edition of the CNBC-TV18 Overdrive Awards 2011
Compact car of the year — Ford Figo
Premium hatchback of the Year — VW Polo
Mid-size car of the Year — Toyota Etios
SUV/UV of the year – Skoda Yeti
Premium automobile of the year – BMW 5 Series
Performance car of the year — Audi A4 3.OTDi
Import car of the year- Mercedes SLS AMG
Import SUV of the year — Hyundai Santa Fe
Scooter of the year — TVS Wego
Bike of the year – Honda Twister
Performance bike of the year — Suzuki GSX R1000
Import bike of the year — Ducati Monster 796
Hall of Pride bike — Bajaj Pulsar
Green Award of the year — Toyota Prius
Engine of the year — Suzuki K12B
Motorsport Award of the year — VW Motorsport
Viewer’s choice awards
Bike — Yamaha SZX
Car — Ford Figo
Storyboard Auto commercial of the year
Car — Honda Jazz X
Bike — Bajaj Discover
Hall of Pride — Bajaj Pulsar
Manufacturer of the year – Maruti Suzuki India